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“Great cottage great location”
5 Smithy Brow front, with parking space
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5 Smithy Brow front, with parking space
5 Smithy Brow 2 & single seater easy chairs
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21 reviews
5 Smithy Brow front, with parking space
5 Smithy Brow
2 & single seater easy chairs
Lounge with books & games
Oak glasses cabinet in beamed ceiling lounge
Living flame gas fire, TV with satellite receiver
Well lit dining table
Kitchen: gas cooker & microwave
Kitchen: sink & view through to dining room & lounge
Double bedroom
Beamed ceiling double bedroom
Twin bedroom with chest of drawers
Twin bedroom with beamed ceiling
Bathroom with 3 piece suite
Bath with removable shower hose
Private parking space and bench to sit out in shadow
View out from front door, 5 minutes walk to shops, restaurants etc
Enjoy the sun relaxing in quiet seclusion
Bench to sit out on, facing south to cherry tree
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Sue W
Brigg, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great cottage great location”
Reviewed 24 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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Stayed for three nights, this cottage is lovely, great central location, great pub almost next door the golden rule you must visit. Cottage is 2 mins away from the centre of Ambleside, try Lily's for excellent food and a great atmosphere and very helpful friendly staff. The cottage is very well equipped everything you need for a great stay. Would gladly return, the owner called to see us on Saturday to make sure everything was ok.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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K L
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very quaint!”
Reviewed 15 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013
2
people found this review helpful

Loved it, loved it, loved it! We stayed for 2 nights, party of 4 adults. Beautiful beamed traditional cute cottage, sash windows, low ceilings, it was fabulous and very cosy. Good central heating plus a gas fire so it's very toasty if needed. Well equipped too, books, monopoly and jigsaws, loo roll we cooked and found all the things we needed plus more, washing up liquid, brown sauce, cooking, oil, salt and pepper to name a few. Great location just a 2 minute walk to the shops pubs and restaurants including spar, tesco and co op. We would highly recommend staying here and would definatly stay here again.

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32ChrisC3...
Wallington, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Comfy, cosy and gorgeous!”
Reviewed 12 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013
3
people found this review helpful

We had a really great short-break in Ambleside, staying at this cottage. It's very central for visiting the Lakes and Ambleside has everything you want. The parking outside the cottage was very convenient, too. We appreciated all the thoughtful, homely touches in the property and the really warm bathroom!

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Liked best: The cosy sitting room, exposed beams everywhere and smoking allowed
Liked least: Armchairs not so soft...but it was all charming
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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cara2800
Lancashire England
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“lovely little cottage”
Reviewed 5 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

Had a lovely stay at the weekend. Very clean and tidy and in an amazing location! This was our first trip to ambleside and we weren't disappointed! Close to many lovely pubs and restaurants. Thankyou for a wonderful stay!

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Liked best: location
Liked least: bed a little short
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Gezbee
Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely little find!”
Reviewed 4 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
3
people found this review helpful

This was a cracking little find in the perfect place. It is a lovely, well equipped cottage a stones throw away from town. 10 meters up the road is a cracking little pub and less than a minutes walk down the road and you are in town.

Upon arrival, the cottage was clean and tidy and the directions given by the owner were great. The cottage has lots of character with the low beamed ceilings and whitewashed walls in the living room.

It is a little bit of a squeeze getting all 4 cars in the driveway, but as long as everyone is considerate it isn't a problem. I would advise you reverse in to make it easier getting out.

Only 2 small niggles which in no way would stop me from returning by the way. The tv is tiny (15") a 17" or 21 " would have been nice so we didn't have to sit so close, not that we watched a lot but was nice to watch a film with the family after a hard days holidaying. Also the shower attachment was rather useless. It seemed you either had boiling hot water or freezing cold water coming out of it.

I did a quick walk around video with the camera before we left. Which can be viewed on the youtube link below.
http://youtu.be/UQclg4DYEsM

I would definitely recommend this place as it was a very nice place and very reasonably priced. I am positive we will return again someday!

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: the shower attachment
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Rosawill
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Location, location, location”
Reviewed 26 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Smithy Brow is in an ideal situation in Ambleside, being close to all shops, cafes, etc, and regular bus services to Grasmere, Keswick and Windemere. Additionally, there is little need to use the car as apart from the buses, several walks can be accessed directly from the cottage. The car parking space is tight, but is off the road and safe. The cottage has everything one could want for a holiday in the Lake District, and is very well equipped and comfortable.

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Liked best: The situation
Liked least: No shower in the bathroom, and the windows were difficult to open safely.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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